second hand songs

i was compiling my favourite cover songs and thought it would be a pretty great playlist to share. the list was so long that i had to cut it down, and as expected it boiled down to mostly indie / alternative artists. that’s not to say that more well known cover songs aren’t amazing – sinead o’connor’s version of nothing compares to you is arguably more well known than prince’s, but i wanted to share renditions that hopefully you haven’t heard before… enjoy :)

cosmic love

when i heard florence & the machine‘s single rabbit heart the first time, i was totally blown away (that warranted a number of repeat playings), and as i made my way through their album lungs i was doubly blown away by track #9 – cosmic love. this song has resurfaced in my playlist in the past week, after various discussions about it on twitter (everyone agrees, it’s a goosebump inducing & powerful tune). there doesn’t appear to be an official music video (don’t you hate that? my favourite songs never have music videos) – but here’s a very impressive live rendition anyway. if you haven’t yet, get your hands on this album!